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Cooling Bodies of Brain-Dead Donors May Boost Kidney Function After Transplant
Cooling Bodies of Brain-Dead Donors May Boost Kidney Function After Transplant WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Transplant surgeons may have found a simple way to improve the functioning of kidneys from brain-dead donors: Cool the donor's ...
Certain Antibiotics Linked to Hearing Loss, Mouse Study Finds
Certain Antibiotics Linked to Hearing Loss, Mouse Study Finds WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A certain class of antibiotics used to treat deadly bacterial infections puts patients at high risk for hearing loss, research in mice suggests....
Combo Rx May Boost Ovarian Cancer Outcomes, But Too Few Get It: Study
Combo Rx May Boost Ovarian Cancer Outcomes, But Too Few Get It: Study MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chemotherapy delivered directly into the abdomen significantly improves survival among women with advanced ovarian cancer, a new study finds...
Childhood Stress Might Raise a Woman's Risk for Preterm Birth
Childhood Stress Might Raise a Woman's Risk for Preterm Birth MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stressful events in childhood may increase a woman's risk having a preterm baby, a new study suggests. The research included 200 mothers in Canada ...
Climate Change May Be Pushing 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba to Northern Lakes
Climate Change May Be Pushing 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba to Northern Lakes FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A deadly "brain-eating" amoeba that lives in freshwater sources may be surviving in more northern areas of the United States thanks to clim...
Chemo May Worsen Quality of Life for End-Stage Cancer Patients
Chemo May Worsen Quality of Life for End-Stage Cancer Patients THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chemotherapy may worsen quality of life for some cancer patients who are nearing death, a new study finds. "Oncologists may presume there to be ...
Certain Generic Meds May Help Older Patients With Early Breast Cancer
Certain Generic Meds May Help Older Patients With Early Breast Cancer THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's more evidence that two classes of inexpensive generic drugs reduce the risk of death in postmenopausal women with early breast ca...
Cell Damage Occurs When People Have CT Scans: Study
Cell Damage Occurs When People Have CT Scans: Study WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cellular damage occurs when people undergo CT scans, but whether or not this causes cancer or any other health problems is unclear, a new study finds. "Th...
Change in 'Pap' Test Rules Linked to Drop in STD Testing
Change in 'Pap' Test Rules Linked to Drop in STD Testing TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A major change in Pap test guidelines introduced in 2009 may have had an unintended consequence: Some young women are missing out on screening for chla...
Could Antibiotics Raise a Child's Risk for Juvenile Arthritis?
Could Antibiotics Raise a Child's Risk for Juvenile Arthritis? MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Here's yet another reason not to overuse antibiotics: Children treated with the antibacterial drugs may face a greater risk for developing juvenil...